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Car Crashes Through Store Window

A weekday evening in April saw a car in Skokie crashed through the front windows of a bedding store, causing damage to the store and merchandise. John Belcher, a salesman at the Bedding Experts store located on the 4800 block of West Dempster Avenue, was sitting at his desk on Wednesday, April 18th when a [….]


Family of Dead Trucker Awarded $1 million By Federal Jury

On April 10, 2012, a federal jury awarded relatives of a truck driver over $1 million from a lawsuit claiming the man was denied prompt medical attention after a vehicular accident. In 2008, Donald Wells was driving a semi-tractor trailer truck that careened off an expressway in the city of Chicago. The truck crashed into the [….]


Worker Sent to Hospital after Hair Gets Caught in Machinery

A Bedford Park, Illinois plant was the site of a workplace accident when a worker had her hair caught in a machine. The worker was working at a machine in the ACH Foods plant that bottles corn oil in the morning hours on April 9, 2012 when her hair became caught in the machinery. Bedford [….]


CFD Fire Chief’s SUV Hit by Minivan on Chicago’s South Side

The Chicago Fire Department fire chief was sent to the hospital on March 28th when a minivan struck the chief’s SUV while he was on the way to a fire call. The chief was on his way to a fire in the 9200 block of Greenwood in the Burnside neighborhood on the far Southside of [….]


Man killed in industrial accident at Sycamore Mendards

A man from Sandwich was killed after a forklift accident occurred in Sycamore Mendards. According to police officials, the accident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. when a worker was found unconscious. County officials stated that the man was operating a forklift at the pack storage lot when he was somehow trapped in the machine. The [….]


Forklift Accident Claims the Life of Worker.

A workplace accident on March 27, 2012 led to the death of a Menards employee who lived in Sandwich, Illinois. The accident took place in a Menards store in Sycamore, Illinois. The Menards employee was doing maintenance work at the Sycamore store using a forklift when he became trapped in the machine and was crushed. [….]


Man dies after being trapped under Pinto Beans

A 56-year-old man lost his life in a Colorado warehouse when he was trapped under pinto beans. Raymond Segura Jr. was working at the Kelley Bean Company in Brush, Colorado when he became trapped under pinto beans. Emergency personnel were called to the warehouse and began digging for Segura. It was reported that dozens of [….]


Fire Sweeps Over Building, Destroys Three Businesses

Fire gutted a 90,000 square foot building on Grinnell Road in Kankakee that was the home to three businesses. The strong winds of Friday, September 2, 2011 propelled the fire that caused explosions and fifty foot high flames. Smoke from the fire was seen ten miles away. The fire started in the southern section of [….]


Explosion at Hersher plant Sends Five Workers to Area Hospitals

A single “boom” on August 16, 2011, loud enough for neighbors to think a tree had fallen on their own house, indicated that an explosion had occurred at the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America plant in Herscher in southwest Kankakee County.   Five people were hurt in the mid-morning explosion that caused a fire. [….]


Welder dies at Coal Processing Plant in West Virginia

A coal processing plant in West Virginia undergoing renovations was the site of the death of a worker by electrocution on July 27th. State and federal officials are investigating how 40-year-old Jason Stacey, a welder with 12 years of experience, died while working in the plant in Maitland, West Virginia. Superior Processing Plant was not [….]